[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] August 4: IROS 2014 Early Registration Deadline

Kevin Lynch kmlynch at northwestern.edu
Mon Jul 28 08:03:33 PDT 2014

The early registration deadline for the 2014 IEEE/RSJ International
Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014) is August 4.  IROS
2014 takes place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Sept 14-18.  To register,
please visit


IROS 2014 features an exciting technical program consisting of 750
contributed papers each presented in both oral and interactive sessions;
three plenaries and 39 session keynotes by international leaders in the
field; 27 workshops and tutorials; an exhibit of the latest products and
services with over 40 exhibitors and sponsors; forums focusing on
entrepreneurship, government policy, and funding programs; a robot
navigation contest; and talks on recent technical advances at companies
including Aldebaran, Intuitive Surgical, iRobot, KUKA, Microsoft, Rethink
Robotics, Schunk, Symbotic, and Toyota.

IROS 2014 takes place at the historic Palmer House Hilton in the heart of
downtown Chicago.  Each registration includes social events featuring
uniquely Chicago venues, including the banquet at the Art Institute of
Chicago and events such as a comedy show at Second City, a boat cruise of
the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, a baseball game at Wrigley Field, and
a blues show at Buddy Guy's Legends.

The lineup of distinguished plenary and keynote speakers is appended below.
 You can find more information on IROS 2014 at


We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Kevin Lynch, Northwestern University, IROS 2014 General Chair
Lynne Parker, University of Tennessee, IROS 2014 Program Chair

IROS 2014 Plenaries

Peter Corke, Queensland University of Technology
"The Quest for Robotic Vision"

Todd Kuiken, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University
"Development of Neural Interfaces for Robotic Prosthetic Limbs"

Andrew Davison, Imperial College London
"From Visual SLAM to Generic Real-time 3D Scene Perception"

IROS 2014 Session Keynotes include:

* Alin Albu-Schaeffer, DLR: Robots for Interaction with Humans and Unknown
* Nancy Amato, Texas A&M: Sampling-Based Planning: Foundations &
* Fumihito Arai, Nagoya University: Micro and Nano Robotics for Biomedical
* Antonio Bicchi, University of Pisa: Natural Machine Motion and Embodied
* Oliver Brock, TU Berlin: Grasping and Manipulation by Humans and by Robots
* Etienne Burdet, Imperial College London: Overview of Motor Interaction
with Robots and Other Humans
* Wolfram Burgard, University of Freiburg: Localization and Mapping
* Cenk Cavusoglu, Case Western Reserve University: Towards Intelligent
Robotic Surgical Assistants
* Howie Choset, Carnegie Mellon University: From Biology to Robot and Back
* Gamini Dissanayake, University of Technology, Sydney: The SLAM Problem -
A Fifteen Year Journey …
* Greg Dudek, McGill University: Human-guided Video Data Collection in
Marine Environments
* Pierre Dupont, Boston University: Medical Robotics – Melding Clinical
Need with Engineering Research
* Dario Floreano, EPFL: Bio-inspired Multi-modal Flying Robots
* Clement Gosselin, Laval University: Innovative Mechanical Systems to
Address Current Robotics Challenges
* Greg Hager, Johns Hopkins University: Life in a World of Ubiquitous
* Blake Hannaford, University of Washington: Surgical Robotics: Transition
to Automation
* Ayanna Howard, Georgia Tech: Robots and Gaming - Therapy for Children
with Disabilities
* Lydia Kavraki, Rice University: Planning for Complex High-Level Missions
* Jana Kosecka, George Mason University: Semantic Parsing in Indoors and
Outdoors Environments
* Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania: Aerial Robot Swarms
* Christian Laugier, INRIA: Bayesian Perception and Decision From Theory to
Real World Applications
* Cecilia Laschi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa: Soft Robotics
* Steve LaValle, University of Illinois: From Robotics to VR and Back
* John Leonard, MIT: Dense, Object-based 3D SLAM
* Matt Mason, Carnegie Mellon University: What Is Manipulation?
* Robin Murphy, Texas A&M: Lessons Learned in Field Robotics from Disasters
* Paul Oh, Drexel University: Material-Handling – Paradigms for Humanoids
and UAVs
* Allison Okamura, Stanford University: Haptics in Robot-Assisted Surgery
* George Pappas, University of Pennsylvania: Formal Methods in Robotics
* Frank Park, Seoul National University: Robot Motion Optimization
* Jan Peters, TU Darmstadt: Machine Learning of Motor Skills for Robotics
* Daniela Rus, MIT: Networked Robots
* Brian Scassellati, Yale University: Human-Robot Interaction Socially
Assistive Robotics
* Stefan Schaal, University of Southern California:
Perception-Action-Learning and Associative Skill Memories
* Stefano Stramigioli, University of Twente: Highly Dynamic, Energy-aware,
Biomimetic Robots
* Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University: Symbiotic Mobile Robot
Autonomy in Human Environments
* Robert Wood, Harvard University: Soft, Printable, and Small: An Overview
of Manufacturing Methods for Novel Robots at Harvard
* Kazuhito Yokoi, AIST: What Is a Humanoid Robot Good For?

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